A leadership academy designed to engage Latino students in leadership activities throughout the college experience in order to promote academic success, retention, and graduation.

Learning communities model that integrates interventions for four different support areas for the purpose of promoting academic success of first-time Latino students in the engineering field.

Established in 2001, the KEY Center builds an infrastructure for success outside the classroom to help students succeed in a normal college class. The Key Center strives to diminish barriers to success in higher education that at-risk students -- low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities -- face when they enter college.

Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES) creates a supportive community that provides opportunities for academic support, career networking, and community outreach through advising, mentoring, adademic excellence workshops, and study and computer facilities.  Over 65% of students served are Latino.

The Developing Scholars Program (DSP) is an undergraduate research opportunity program for underrepresented students. It is making a major impact on Latino/a graduations at Kansas State University, especially in the biomedical sciences, as we recruit, support, retain, and graduate first-generation, Latino/a students from immigrant families from southwest Kansas and the meatpacking industry and from our urban centers.

Cumbres uses a cohort model to support education majors committed to becoming English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsed and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) teachers by having them live together, take classes as a group, and providing access to mentor teachers, advising and job placement guidance. Students are offered scholarships to ensure persistence in the program.

The Case Management Approach to Academic Advising program is part of STC’s Achieving the Dream initiative to undergo a transformational change in addressing the barriers that adversely affect student success.

The College of the Sequoias (COS) Puente Project seeks to improve student persistence and college transfer rates in a county that continues to hover near the bottom of several socio-economic measures.  For example, 17.8% of families with children live below the poverty level in California, while the rate is 30.4% for Tulare County.  COS students understand the value of higher education, but they face enormous pressures while they are in schoo

The primary vehicle by which University of Texas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UT-LSAMP) has maintained its success is the Summer Research Academy (SRA).  SRA is a residential program in which undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors spend a summer working full-time on stipend-supported, ongoing research projects under the direction of tenured faculty mentors.  Approximately 50 students

In 2002, the Department of Education awarded New Mexico State University a College Assistance Migrant Program (NMSU-CAMP) grant to serve the educational needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Currently in its sixth year, the program serves 134 Latino students. CAMP is a residential program based in a centralized dormitory to facilitate access to university resources and to CAMP offices, study halls and computer labs.

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